You need to activate javascript for this site.
Menu Conteúdo Rodapé
  1. Home
  2. Courses
  3. Electromechanical Engineering
  4. Communication Systems

Communication Systems

Code 7156
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Electrotechnics and Electronics
Entry requirements Basic knowledge of the analysis and processing of signals (acquired in curricular units of Calculus III, Digital Systems and Circuit Analysis), telecommunications and Communication protocols (of the Telecommunications) and data acquisition (of the Instrumentation and Measurement)
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes To understand fundamental concepts of physical, MAC and link layer protocols, naming and addressing, routing protocols, transport layer and quality of service (QoS) in wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs).
To know how to analyse the problem of the coverage of a vast zone by a WSAN. To analyse the dynamic voltage scaling and the power consumption versus lifetime for the WSN nodes. To know how to determine the impact of the signal-to-noise ratio in the bit error rate. To interpret the characteristics of the medium access and control (MAC) protocols whilst identifying energy efficient MAC procedures. To know how to apply error detection and correction codes. To apply concepts of naming and addressing in WSANs, distinguishing content and geographic based routing. To analyse the most common routing protocols applied in WSNs.
Syllabus 1. Introduction. Wireless sensor networks, wireless fieldbuses and ad-hoc networks.
2 - Single-node architectures.
3 - Network architectures.
4 - Communication protocols: physical level, MAC protocols, connection level protocols.
5 - Names and addressing.
6 - Forwarding protocols.
7 - Data-centric and content-based networks.
8 - Transport level and quality of service (QoS).
9 - Advanced application support. 10 - WiFi, WiMAX (IEEE 802.16) and IEEE 802.15.4.

Main Bibliography Holger Karl, Andreas Willig, Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2005.
Questionaries for the laboratory classes and homeworks.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In laboratory work, seminars and homework assignments, there is interaction with the class in order to incorporate self-assessment components and to correct small deficiencies in the educational path of the student that can be identified.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-07-09

The cookies used in this website do not collect personal information that helps to identify you. By continuing you agree to the cookie policy.